Update: Hinds County coroner identifies victim in deadly shooting on Wacaster Street

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UPDATE: The Hinds County Coroner identified the victim as 27-year-old Dontavius Tyrell Cooper.


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Jackson Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting on Wacaster Street.

The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. Police say the shooting resulted from a fight that took place at a residence in the 300 block of Wacaster Street.

Based on witness accounts, the victim was visiting the residence when another man confronted him.

Investigators say the suspect is known to other people who were present at the time of the incident. Police say they’re working on verifying the suspect’s identity and expect a warrant to follow.

This is the second shooting in two days there has been a report of a shooting on Wacaster Street. On Wednesday, a woman was shot while sitting on her lawn. We do not know if the shootings are connected.

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